Today I want to share some sweet little poems with you.
They are written by a woman named Jeongeun Son, but I know her as Mahn Whol Dae Sunsa Nim. “Mahn Whol” is her spiritual nim and it means “Full Moon.” Dae Sunsa is a title given to very high level masters in our organization. It signifies that this person has reached a certain level of enlightenment.
The first time I ever met Mahn Whol Dae Sunsa Nim I was moved to tears. Literally, waterfalls of tears were pouring out of my eyes. I didn’t know why, but it felt like some well of purity opened in the center of my heart. And, as I sat in her presence, the tears just flowed. I remember she said, with tears also in her eyes, “I love human beings,” as she came around and hugged each and every one of us who were in attendance at her lecture. She is an extraordinary person.
Her book, “Seventy Stories for a Healthy Soul,” is a light, lovely and refreshing book of poetry. The poems are so simple that one cannot help to become simple when reading them, and that is why I love them. I believe that I have shared some of them before here on this blog. There are some days when I feel I just need to open it up and read a handful of pages – to give me a shot of pure energy, change my mood, re-connect me with my own simple heart and Soul. Today was one of those days.
I hope that you enjoy ~
Just As I Expected
Negative thinking breeds worry
Worry calls forth negative energy
That negative energy, in the end, will create unhappiness.
Positive thoughts breed wisdom
Wisdom calls forth positive energy
That energy, in the end, will create happiness.
Desire and Attachment
Desire is the size of the negative mind
Attachment is the depth of the negative mind.
The greater the desire
The greater the pain
If an attachment becomes stronger
It becomes harder to get away from negative feelings.
Reducing the size of your greed, makes your heart light,
Moving away slightly from the object of your attachment,
I hope you will adapt a point of view that allows you to see all.
We cannot always smile,
But we can always try to smile.
We cannot always be happy,
But we can feel our own existence.
Things may not always be as you like.
But you can trust that heaven is always with you.
We can always love.
Is it hard to express your thoughts?
Is it difficult to speak your mind?
If you only let go of desire
Both will seem easy.
For Each Other
We want to be someone special for each other.
We want to be needed
We want to be meaningful
We want to be valuable to others.
To become a person who is needed by someone
You have to be close to them.
To become significant to someone
You have to be in harmony with your surroundings.
To be needed is to exist simply to be useful
To be meaningful is to exist simply to shine brightly.